I know that the fine pine shavings are a no-no with the cornish cross, once you start withholding food. But is ALL wood shavings a no go? What about the pellets used sometimes in horse stalls? I'm raising my first batch, and its not going so well. First there was an incident with the setup of the brooder, I lost 3 then. Today I came home and had one on its way out that was perfectly healthy this morning. The only thing I can think is that considering they ran out of food over the course of the day, that maybe he ate some of the shavings I'd been using since I haven't been intentionally restricting feed yet. I'm just trying to figure out if there is something I should be doing differently, and what the ideal bedding is. Plain newspaper seems way messy with nothing to really absorb.